Taunton Young Musician Competition 2020
the adjudicator: Paul Harris,
Sunday, 8th March at Queen’s College, Taunton, commencing at 2pm.
NB - Previous TYM competition winners may enter on the same instrument only twice
THE COMPETITION is open to any instrumentalist.
1 Entrants to be aged between 14 and 18 on 1 September 2019
2 To be resident or attend school within a 50 mile radius of Taunton,
and not be related to or have a professional relationship with the adjudicator.
3 To have attained grade 7 standard or above.
(If no grades have been taken, a recommendation from their instrumental teacher will be required).
4 To offer (a) contrasting piece(s) of between 10 & 12 minutes total duration, including time for a short verbal introduction.
5 To supply copies of music being performed for the adjudicator.
Photocopies will be retained and destroyed immediately after the event.
6 To provide their own accompanists (although an official accompanist is available by arrangement with the organisers,
for which there will be a £25 charge made, to include a run through on the day. Additional practices extra).
7. To confirm that you have read the competition’s safeguarding policy, as detailed on the Application Form.
Open to instrumental performers only – singers have their own competition: Taunton Young Singer of the Year (TYS).
The first 10 entries received will be guaranteed a place.
The Closing Date for entries is Friday, 7th February, 2020.
Non-returnable entry fee is £25, may be paid by cheque (payable to Taunton Festival of the Arts, please add child’s name and TYM as reference on back) enclosed with the application form or by BACS using the following details:
Taunton Festival of the Arts, Sort Code: 30-98-45 Ac No: 74377260 Ref. TYJS+surname
Completed entries can either be completed electronically or submitted by post.
Please note that no photography or videoing will be permitted, other than by the festival’s own official photographer.
THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADJUST THE RULES, SHOULD THIS BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMPETITION
1st Prize £300
2nd Prize £150
3rd Prize £75
The winner will also:
Receive a glass trophy, donated by Shakspeare Glass Ltd, to be retained for 1 year.
Receive an inscribed commemorative cup for permanent retention.
Be invited to perform as a guest soloist with the Taunton Sinfonietta at a concert and take part in the Rotary District 1200 Young Musician Competition, if eligible.
On the Day
All audience members will be admitted at a cost of £9 for the day, with competitor’s teachers, all students and children admitted free of charge.
The admittance charge includes refreshments during the adjudicator deliberation period. Programme booklets will also be included.
Photography/recording of events will not be allowed in the competition room.
The adjudicator’s decision may not be challenged or queried. Instead, any complaints should be directed to the organisers.